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About Phenylbutazone (Bute) for Pet Pain

Treating Pain and Inflammation of the Joints and Limbs

By Team PetCareRx. May 22, 2013

indications for Phenylbutazone (BUTE)

Phenylbutazone or Bute, a pyrazolone derivative is a veterinary medication that helps in alleviating inflammatory conditions relating to or involving the muscles and the skeleton, especially those affecting joints and limbs. Belonging to the anti-inflammatory category, the drug is also effective in dealing with pain and inflammation caused due to arthritis, fractures and injury-inflicted pain in dogs. Phenylbutazone, which is the main component contained in the drug, reduces the formation of prostaglandis and thromboxane. When administered, the medication temporarily holds back the aggregation of platelets. Moreover, this ingredient possesses uricosuric function. The medication is a prescription drug and comes in 100mg tablets.

Precautions

Phenylbutazone or Bute, a pyrazolone derivative is a veterinary medication that helps in alleviating inflammatory conditions relating to or involving the muscles and the skeleton, especially those affecting joints and limbs. Belonging to the anti-inflammatory category, the drug is also effective in dealing with pain and inflammation caused due to arthritis, fractures and injury-inflicted pain in dogs. Phenylbutazone, which is the main component contained in the drug, reduces the formation of prostaglandis and thromboxane. When administered, the medication temporarily holds back the aggregation of platelets. Moreover, this ingredient possesses uricosuric function. The medication is a prescription drug and comes in 100mg tablets.

Dosage

The usual dosage of the medication is 20mg/lbs, supplied in three separate doses every 8 hours daily. Keep the maximum daily dosage administration in the dog to 800mg/lbs or less. It is recommended to bring down the dosage level to the minimum after 48-72 hours of therapy. Administer the drug with food.

Side Effects

The medication can inflict certain side effects like kidney dysfunction, ulcer, blood spotted stools etc. In certain other cases, the medication can cause a drop in the white blood corpuscles and adverse reactions such as swelling of the face, and hives.

Brand/Generic equivalents

Butazolidine, Butatabs-D (Vetus)

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Phenylbutazone (BUTE) at a glance

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  • 1For dogs
  • 2An anti-inflammatory and pain reliever
  • 3An oral medication
  • 4Treats pain and inflammation, fever reducer

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